Most of us can agree that COVID-19 has made 2020 one of the craziest years a lot of us have lived through, but Covid-19 and cybersecurity is also crazy. People have had to make huge life changes and separate themselves from their friends and family in order to stay safe and healthy. While physical healthy is obviously the number one, most important thing we need to be careful about, it is also important that we protect our digital selves as well. No one can deny the fact that COVID-19 is a gold mine for cybercriminals. Let’s look at how cybercriminals have taken advantage of this pandemic so far:
- By the end of February phishing attempts had risen 600%. It is important that one can determine what a phishing scam is and how to avoid it.
- Ransomware attacks rose 148% in March. Learn more about what ransomware is and how to avoid it.
- In April alone, Google blocked about 18 million malware and phishing attacks daily. However, Google isn’t perfect. Make sure you are taking the practical steps to protect yourself!
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